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The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks by Amy Kean and J Milton - £9.99
A fairy tale of everyday bravery and beautifully illustrated feminist handbook for the modern day.  This is the story of a brave young girl, Elodie-Rose, who one day decides to change the world and keep all her fucks in her basket.  Waaaaaaa ... more
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Some Old Bloke: Recollections, Obsessions and the Joys of Blokedom by Robert Llewellyn - £16.99
When writer, comedian and Red Dwarf actor Robert Llewellyn's son scrawled a picture of him at Christmas and titled it 'Some Old Bloke', Robert was cast deep into thought about life and what it means to be a bloke and an old one at that.   In t ... more
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Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies by Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks - £8.99
A Sunday Times Book of the Year A New Scientist Gift Pick "Bright, nerdy and funny! Of course I loved it."(Dara Ó Briain) Can we resurrect dinosaurs? Is a Martian holiday good for your health? Can we build a time machine? (And more important ... more
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Piggy Goes To University by Miriam Elia and Ezra Elia - £9.99
Piggy goes to Uni is the story of a precocious young pig, and his rise to the forefront of the Anti-Piggest socialist Justice Movement. When he leaves his rural community for Central State University, he learns of the terrible legacy of Pig-Imperiali ... more
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Goodnight Trump: A Parody by Erich Origen and Gan Golan - £10.99
Turn out the lights on another endless day in Trump's America with this sharp parody of Goodnight Moon by the bestselling duo behind Goodnight Bush — this time putting to bed America's most yugely bad president ever.  In the very classy roo ... more
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National Geographic Almanac 2019 by National Geographic Society - £12.99
A one-of-a-kind annual featuring surprising facts, stunning color photos, arresting infographics, and illuminating maps that present the world in a whole new way.   An almanac like you've never seen before, this arresting volume features key i ... more
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A Vintage Christmas by Various authors - £9.99
The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner. Immerse yourself in a literary wonderland with this collection of timeless Christmas tales - the perfect festive gift for any reader.   'There seems a magic in the very name of Christm ... more
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Christmas Lights: Ten Poems for Dark Winter Nights by Various authors - £4.95
The switching on of festive lights in towns and villages across the land announces the fact that Christmas is fast approaching. It also marks the start of real winter.  This delightful selection contains ten brand new poems by leading contemp ... more
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The Classic University Challenge Quiz Book by Steve Tribe - £9.99
University Challenge has been dazzling, delighting and puzzling viewers with its fiercely intelligent questions since 1962. From Bobby Seagull to Gail Trimble, the show has produced some iconic contestants and continues to be as popular as ever. This ... more
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The Penguin Book of Brexit Cartoons by Various artists - £4.99
Not for many years has there been such a divisive issue as Brexit, and like all divisive issues it has provided a bonanza for cartoonists. This generous selection of pocket cartoons captures the sheer bewilderment and exasperation which have bedevill ... more
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2,024 QI Facts To Stop You In Your Tracks by John Lloyd, James Harkin and Anne Miller - £9.99
QI is the smartest comedy show on British television. Here creator John Lloyd and QI elves James Harkin and Anne Miller bring together 2,024 brain-tickling brand new facts to stop you in your tracks...  Humans glow in the dark.  The P ... more
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Private Eye Annual 2018 by Ian Hislop - £9.99
The Private Eye Annual 2018 present's the year's best cartoons, jokes and spoofs from the UK's best selling satirical magazine. Illustrated in colour throughout with cartoons, sketches and photo-bubbles.   The Private Eye Annual remains both ... more
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F in Exams: School Memes by Richard Benson - £7.99
When you have endless exams to prepare for, the assignment you wrote has genuinely been eaten by the dog and you’re forced to wear the lost-property PE kit because yours is in the wash, life can become a little overwhelming. For all the times you ... more
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Parsnips, Buttered: How to win at modern life, one email at a time by Joe Lycett - £9.99
A selection of funny letters, emails, tweets and other correspondence in which Joe offers readers his own unique approach to tackling the frustrations, injustices and ridiculousness of modern day life.  **THE BRILLIANT & IRREVERENT GUIDE FROM ... more
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The World Cup Of Everything by Richard Osman - £8.99
A fantastically funny book for all the family from much-loved TV personality Richard Osman.  In The World Cup Of Everything Richard Osman* gives you and your friends the chance to vote on some of the most controversial, and funniest arguments of ... more
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And Then God Created the Middle East and Said 'Let There Be Breaking News' by Karl reMarks - £6.99
'You may wonder why the Middle East gets so much airtime. Well, regions of the world were competing to host the apocalypse and the Middle East won.’   Online sensation Karl reMarks disagreed with the idea that reality had become too strange ... more
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The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally - £19.99
At last, the full story behind Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman's epic romance, including stories, portraits, and the occasional puzzle, all telling the smoldering tale that has fascinated Hollywood for almost two decades.  Featuring anecdotes, ... more
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The Secret Diary of Jeremy Corbyn by Lucien Young - £9.99
In the grand tradition of The Diary of a Nobody comes the secret diary of the twenty-first century’s most unlikely leader: Jeremy Corbyn.   Jeremy Corbyn is a committed allotment holder, expert jam maker, dedicated manhole cover inspector... ... more
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Writer's Game: The Modern Authors (Card Game) by Alex Johnson, with illustrations by Carla Fuentes - £12.99
Who had the most commercial success in their lifetime, Ernest Hemingway or Agatha Christie? Whose work has the most adaptations, F. Scott Fitzgerald or Franz Kafka? Who courted the most scandal, Colette or James Joyce?  Pit 32 of the world’s great ... more
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What the Fuck! by Luster (Editor) - £9.00
A collection of astonishing photos from around the world, which the editors stumbled upon during their many hours on the world wide web. The book is a cross between a cabinet of curiosities and a documentary on the human species, offering a unique in ... more
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Things Can Only Get Worse? Twenty Confusing Years in the Life of a Labour Supporter by John O'Farrell - £8.99
"Hilarious, insightful and has that rare quality of making politics fun. A brilliant book everyone should read, whoever you vote for."(Owen Jones, author of The Establishment) From the giddy heights of New Labour's landslide victory in 1997 to the ... more
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I'm a Joke and So Are You: A Comedian's Take on What Makes Us Human by Robin Ince - £16.99
What better way to understand ourselves than through the eyes of comedians – those who professionally examine our quirks on stage daily? In this touching and witty book, award-winning presenter and comic Robin Ince uses the life of the stand-up as ... more
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1,342 QI Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin - £6.99
The sock-blasting, jaw-dropping, side-swiping phenomenon that is QI serves up a sparkling new selection of 1,342 facts to leave you flabbergasted.   Trees sleep at night. Google searches for ‘How to put on a condom’ peak at 10.28pm. There ... more
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Bird Brain: Over 2,400 Questions to Test Your Bird Knowledge by Various authors - £9.99
An ornithological quiz book packed with challenging questions for birders, based on the popular ‘Bird Brain of Britain’ contest at the annual BirdFair.  The British Birdwatching Fair, held every August at Rutland Water Nature Reserve, attra ... more
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F in Exams: Back Again with More of the Funniest Exam Paper Blunders by Richard Benson - £6.99
What was Sir Isaac Newton famous for? He invented gravity.   Another year has passed, which means more exams have been sat and more silly answers have been given by the children of our future. To make sure these hilarious blunders won’t be ... more
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Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being by Romesh Ranganathan - £20.00
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Straight Outta Crawley is the hilarious and irreverent autobiography from comedian Romesh Ranganathan.  At the age of 9, Romesh Ranganathan delivered his first ever stand-up set at a Pontin's holiday camp ... more
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Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2018 by Tim Benson - £12.99
A blockbuster collection of the year’s funniest political cartoons, featuring the work of Mac, Steve Bell, Peter Brookes and many more...   2018 was the year that Brexit got serious, royals got married, football got (briefly) feverish, and Trump ... more
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Corbyn: The Resurrection by Steve Bell - £12.99
The beginning of the gospel of Jeremiah, as it is written...   Since his unforeseen resurrection from the tepid ashes of the Labour Party in 2015, Jeremy Corbyn has been on a seemingly unstoppable upward trajectory. And one of Britain's best-loved ... more
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How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings: Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women by Sarah Cooper - £10.00
The unspoken rules for how women should behave in the workplace are as numerous as they are confusing.  Ask for a pay rise? Pushy. Take credit for an idea? Arrogant. Admit a mistake? Weak. Successfully juggle work and family? Unpromotable.   ... more
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Cunk on Everything: The Encyclopedia Philomena by Philomena Cunk - £12.99
A parody encyclopedia from the star of Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe and Cunk on Christmas.  In the olden days, people used to learn about things from encyclopedias. And that was really good, because you could read it, and learn it, then you co ... more
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We Do Christmas: A Dung Beetle Book by Miriam Elia - £8.99
In the latest in the Dung Beetle Learning series, Mummy, John and Susan are taken on a thrilling Christmas adventure.   “Come with me,” says Father Christmas, “and I will show you the magic of kindness.” “And I will undermine your vicio ... more
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Browse: Love Letters to Bookshops Around the World by Henry Hitchings (Editor) - £9.99
A cabinet of curiosities, a time machine, a treasure trove – we love bookshops because they possess a unique kind of magic. In Browse Henry Hitchings asks fifteen writers from around the world to reveal their favourite bookshops, each conjuring a s ... more
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The Story of Brexit (Ladybirds for Grown-Ups) by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - £7.99
Whether Brexit makes you laugh or cry, Ladybird's The Story of Brexit will just make you laugh.  "Leaving was the will of the people," sighs Angelica's father. He voted to leave.  Angelica voted to remain, but she feels the same way. ... more
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Me. You. Not a Diary by Dawn French - £8.99
Me You is a pocket diary without the diary part. Or the pocket.   Me. You. Not a Diary is everything you loved about the original but without the calendar pages. To keep a working diary alongside Dawn, we recommend the hardback edition of Me. ... more
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Stick it to the Man by Stickerbomb - £12.99
This timely sticker book brings together around 200 of the best protest stickers created by artists and activists around the world. Funny, irreverent, bold and poignant, the stickers tackle the range of key issues of acute concern today, including fe ... more
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The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book by Gareth Moore - £14.99
Over 200 fiendish puzzles to find out who will be the ultimate map-master!   Are YOU the ultimate map-reader? Do you know your trig points from your National Trails? Can you calculate using contours? And can you fathom exactly how far the foo ... more
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Born Lippy: How to Do Female by Jo Brand - £20.00
HOLD MY CHIPS, THE WOMEN ARE REVOLTING! A darkly funny guide to life as a woman from Britain's favourite comedian.  Sometimes it's hard to be a woman and sometimes it's time to be a hard woman... This is a book for all those times.  Once upon ... more
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The Snooty Bookshop: Fifty Literary Postcards by Tom Gauld - £12.99
A hilarious collection of fifty postcards celebrating multi-award-winning cartoonist Tom Gauld’s iconic Guardian comics – the perfect gift for book lovers everywhere.  Tom Gauld has created countless iconic strips for the Guardian over th ... more
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Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country by Billy Connolly - £20.00
All roads lead home.   ‘After my knighthood was announced, a woman from the BBC came to Glasgow to interview me. We sat down in a lovely hotel in a nice part of town, and she hit me with her first question: “This must mean a lot to you, wi ... more
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The Pen is Mightier Than the Penis: Words for the Wise from the World by Various authors - £7.99
For nasty women everywhere, The Pen is Mightier than the Penis is a feminist quote book celebrating female writers throughout the centuries, from Sappho to Margaret Atwood.   Find the perfect comeback for those infuriating 'you're not a feminist, ... more
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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle - £20.00
From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candour.  We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python - from the Flyin ... more
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Puzzle Ninja: Pit Your Wits Against The Japanese Puzzle Masters by Alex Bellos - £8.99
From the Guardian’s very own puzzle master, Puzzle Ninja is a new collection following the bestselling Can You Solve My Problems?   The puzzle masters of Japan create the world’s most satisfying puzzles. Each has a distinctive style but wh ... more
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The Unofficial Jeremy Corbyn Annual 2019 by Adam G. Goodwin, Dicken Goodwin and Jonathan Parkyn - £9.99
Hot on the heels of last year’s surprise Christmas bestseller comes a second helping of festive Corbyn fun.   The success of Christmas 2017’s Unofficial Jeremy Corbyn Annual 2018 proved two things: that the annual is a great format ripe f ... more
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A Self Help Guide to Being In Love with Jeremy Corbyn by Jess Green - £9.99
When Jess Green joined the Labour Party at university she doubled the number of members who met weekly in the Liverpool Philharmonic pub. Since then she’s stuck by them through the downfall of Tony Blair, the disappointment of Gordon Brown and the ... more
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What Would Boudicca Do? Everyday Problems Solved by History's Most Remarkable Women by Elizabeth Foley and Beth Coates - £9.99
Tired of being talked over? Of social media making you feel crap? Of the pressure to ‘have it all’ and a hot bod too?   Boudicca stuck up for herself and now she can help you do the same. It is time to start channelling the spiky superwome ... more
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Ways of Being: Advice for Artists by Artists by James Cahill - £12.99
What if you could sit down with your favourite artist and ask them anything you liked – Life? Work? Inspiration?  Based on new interviews and archival material from a huge roster of artists, this book does exactly that. Is art a ‘career’, ... more
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Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £9.99
A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman, combining his extraordinary words with deft and striking illustrations by Chris Riddell. Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art.   Be bold. Be rebellious. ... more
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Cats on Catnip by Andrew Marttila - £9.99
Cats enjoying catip! Professional animal photographer Andrew Marttila has captured wonderful split-second images of a variety of cats enjoying catnip (Nepeta cataria), which contains the oil nepetalactone. This non-addictive, harmless stimulant produ ... more
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My Teenage Diary: Adolescent Musings from the Hit BBC Radio 4 Series by Harriet Jaine - £12.99
Ever wanted to pick the lock of a celebrity’s teenage diary?   My Teenage Diary is a Radio 4 comedy show hosted by Rufus Hound featuring celebrities reading and discussing extracts from their teenage diaries. Collected together for the first ... more
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What My Girlfriends Told Me by Sonja Bajic - £9.99
A celebration of friendship, full of the best advice for times of heartache or uncertainty.   ‘My friends are my support system. I am lucky enough to have been surrounded by women who do not take no for an answer, women who fight their fight ... more
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Pocket Frida Kahlo Wisdom: Inspirational quotes and wise words from a legendary icon by Frida Kahlo - £5.99
Frida Kahlo is undoubtedly one of the most innovative and influential painters of the 20th century and is widely considered a style icon thanks to her eclectic taste and love for colour, print and hauls of jewellery. From a young age, Kahlo forged he ... more
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